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Health benefits of fermented foods

Fermented foods are of increasing interest nutritionally because they are a source of bacteria which may confer health benefits. But are they healthy or is it just hype? A new review summarises the science.

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Is a hunter-gather diet and lifestyle healthy?
Posted on Mon, 7 Jan 19

Is a hunter-gather diet and lifestyle healthy?

A review of the diet and lifestyle of hunter-gatherers as a model for health promotion advances our knowledge and busts popular ‘paleo diet’ myths.

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Prebiotics and probiotics for irritable bowel syndrome
Posted on Mon, 7 Jan 19

Prebiotics and probiotics for irritable bowel syndrome

An updated review of clinical studies found evidence for probiotics for symptom relief, but no clear superiority of any particular product. Current evidence does not strongly support the use of prebiotics.

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Is bone broth a good source of collagen?
Posted on Mon, 7 Jan 19

Is bone broth a good source of collagen?

Investigators recently set out to determine if bone broth would provide clinically significant levels of collagen or collagen precursors.

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Digestive enzymes for functional dyspepsia
Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 18

Digestive enzymes for functional dyspepsia

Digestive enzyme supplements may be an effective way to relieve functional dyspepsia, according to a new study that builds on previous clinical research.

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Turmeric changes the microbiome
Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 18

Turmeric changes the microbiome

Curcumin and turmeric change the gut microbiome, according to the first human clinical study investigating such effects. This discovery may help explain the turmeric paradox: efficacy despite poor bioavailability.

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